Despicable Me Reviews

February 21, 2019
This first one is worthy of a recommendation... but I certainly don't like it as much as other people do.
May 22, 2018
It is a good sturdy family film, and Steve Carrell gives an engaging performance as a supervillain.
March 19, 2018
The magic of Despicable Me is that it's more than a simple 3D film, it's also a film with multidimensional characters... [Full review in Spanish]
September 11, 2017
Charming, touching, and surprisingly funny, Despicable Me showed one man's journey to being the most hated to finally finding love--thanks to three little girls.
March 21, 2014
Lighthearted yet entirely forgettable...
September 23, 2012
I expected another short, simple kids' film with a few jokes and maybe a few loud noises to keep the children interested, but to my surprise, it ended up being much more than that.
February 20, 2012
A consistent stream of chuckles and a lot of convincing heart.
May 25, 2011
A movie that mistakes grotesquery for wit--in other words a perfect vehicle for Steve Carell.
April 14, 2011
The film benefits immensely from a Carell lead vocal turn that's loopy and droll.
March 18, 2011
Despicable Me is bright and pretty enough that kids will like it, which is certainly its aim. It's also brainless, heartless and soulless.
March 9, 2011
This breezy movie is more fun when it doesn't worry about saying anything important and lets the zany antics unwind.
February 6, 2011
Despite its evil theme, Despicable Me is likable and heartwarming family entertainment.
January 21, 2011
The main goal in Despicable Me is to tell this story with as little sap as possible, and on that it fares well.
December 24, 2010
Guaranteed to keep the kids entertained, but the film shamelessly borrows from far too many other movies to keep the adults happy.
October 27, 2010
With no other performance coming close to being as layered as Carell's, the rest... is played for laughs to such an extent that it never reaches Pixar-plotted heights.
October 19, 2010
It would be a serious examination of the family in the postmodern age, were it not so laugh-out-loud funny.
October 18, 2010
A very likeable 3D animation that combines originality and charm with a pleasing, spiky humour.
October 15, 2010
The animation is fine and crisp with some imaginative use of colour, while the 3D really brings the action to life.
October 15, 2010
A frenetic 94 minutes of laughter, thrills and heart-warming sentiment.
October 15, 2010
Another Pixar-wannabe rolls off the production line, reminding us why we should accept no substitutes.